A study published in the February 2014 issue of the Journal of Strength & Conditioning research, examined the decline of leg strength in active older adults. 59 men and 35 women, between the ages of 48 and 66, who used endurance running as their primary form of exercise, were examined over the course of 5 years.
A significant decrease in isometric knee extension and knee flexion strength, in both men and women, was observed during the study. This data suggests that running alone is not sufficient in preventing age related loss of muscle strength and that a well rounded approach, that includes resistance training, would more greatly benefit aging seniors.
Our ForeverStrong program have been proven to increase both the cardiovascular fitness and strength of our clients, without the knee jarring impact of high mileage endurance running.
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